53142 Biochemistry

Course Description

is an introduction to Biochemistry, with the structure, properties, and significance of the major groups of biochemical compounds primarily on the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis principally (The Chemical Composition of Life; Simple and complex carbohydrates; Lipids; Amino acids and Proteins; enzymes, nucleic acid, vitamins and hormones

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • 1. Describe the main classes of biomolecules and describes their structure as related to their functions.
  • 2. Classify carbohydrate, proteins and lipids
  • 3. Also describe processes leading to the synthesis and degradation of these molecules



Books for this Course

  • Biochmeistary notes, Mohamed Sh. Isak (2013)
  • CHEMISTRY. Principles, Patterns and Application By: Averill & Eldredge 2007

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite